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  1. #1
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    forward only conversion question

    ive decided to do the forward only conversion on my 3.3 but before i order the parts i have a quick
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    on paper, the robinson racing conversion set looks better, but is there any reason i shouldn't get it and
    get the traxxas kit instead?
    my revo is and will always be a basher.

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    do you have the link for the RR FOC? RR gears are hardened steel so they are much better and stronger than the stock plastic but they are also heavy.
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    i actually dont know how to link things, i figured the weight would only be a problem in racing, but if anyone knows any
    alternatives id love to know.
    the RR set is fairly expensive.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. humayrayakongkinaon's Avatar
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    yep they are. i have the whole set (wide ratio).
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    With a stock 3.3. The Traxxas foc gears are strong enough. The RR is overkill for a 3.3. I got the RR steel gears, but I also got a big block motor.
    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is! BB Revo

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    Heavier gears=higher rotational mass=slower revo. The traxxas FOC is a wider stronger gear than stock.

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    The traxxas final drive gears are plenty strong enough.
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    We still have a few Nitro Revos in our stable, one with the 3.3, 2 with picco .26's (one still has reverse) and an HPI 5.9, all with the stock Traxxas gears and RR Spur and Clutch bell. I recently sold 3 other Revos, 2 with Picco .26's and 1 with a 3.3, same setup, traxxas gears and RR clutch bell and spur. 16/40 gearing.
    We beat the crap out of those trucks and the gears held up fine.
    I do have a complete set of RR gears, but never got around to installing them, it does make the tranny much heavier.
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    ok i have another question, same general area so i thought id just tack it onto this thread instead of starting a new one
    will i still be able to drive my truck if i pull the opti drive and the reverse servo out and leave the reverse gears in the transmission
    until i get the foc?

    my reverse servo started playing up on me today.

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    Yeah. Just have to lock the rod in forward--you don't want that slipping out.
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